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Pamphlet #6217 Genesis KC 6-2

Some would speculate that the "curve" taken from Adam was in fact his DNA.

To recap what we’ve learned so far: In Genesis chapter one on the sixth day God created the wild animals, beasts of the earth. Then still in the sixth day He created all of mankind, all the races, a male and a female of each race. They were hunters, fishers, and gatherers. God blessed them and told them to be fruitful and multiply and refill the earth.

Then after His day of rest, In Genesis 2:7 God formed the individual; man we know as Adam, and God prepared a garden for him to live in. I sometimes call him Old McAdam, the farmer. He was not be traveling around the earth mixing with fallen angels.  (we’ll learn more about this in chapter six) God intended for Adam to produce another line of humans, of pure pedigree, (none having mixed with angels, who left their first estate coming to earth, out of turn, directly rather than through the womb of woman). to sire our Lord and Savior,Jesus Christ as a human being. (God's only begotten Son; therefore, God Himself).

God intended for Adam to stay home and so after He formed Adam He formed farm animals (Beasts of the field, not of the earth as in chapter one). These were milk cows, chickens and the like. Now Adam was not told to go out into the world to multiply and refill it. He was to stay home in the garden so he needs a wife. That is where we pick up our story in Genesis 2:21.

              Genesis 2:21] And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Adam was the first human being to under surgery.

The Hebrew word translated "rib" is tsela,
and it is derived from the root word tsala,
which means "curve", not rib.

And so it is that women are more "curvy" than men.

[22] And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Some would speculate that the "curve" taken from Adam was in fact his DNA,
which it may well have been.

Although DNA is very "curvy" (if you've ever seen a model of it),
not much in the way anesthesia and surgery would be necessary to acquire it.

I truly love this aspect about God's Word,
when not much in the way of details is supplied to an event or occurrence,
and we are left free to speculate and use good common sense.

[23] And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
While we are on the subject of speculation,
do you suppose Adam witnessed the formation of some of the domestic animals
that his Father formed and brought to him?

It would certainly make the reality of this verse profoundly more impressive to Adam,
knowing that this time God used material and substance taken directly from his own body.

Think about it!

[24] Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Ephesians chapter five will document the spiritual aspect of being one flesh,
and that husbands and wives should love each other as much as our own flesh.

But even so, it is true that when a man and a woman "cleave" together,
their combined flesh becomes "one flesh" in their child.

[25] And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
They had no reason to be ashamed for they had committed no sin.

Neither would any husband and wife, standing before each other naked, be ashamed, unless perhaps one of them had been unfaithful! (more on this in pamphlet #6218!)

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The first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis and chapter studies of the rest of Genesis

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